reddening

present participle of redden
as in blushing
to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment) his face reddened when she flashed him a dazzling smile

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“Reddening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reddening. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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